Robert C. Bishop
Bunker Hill | Monday, April 21 2014
Robert C. Bishop, 83, of Bunker Hill, IL, died peacefully at his residence on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 1:40 am with his family including his son and daughter by his side. He was born January 13, 1931, in Olive Branch, IL to John Bishop & Audrey (Miller) Bishop. He married Betty I. (McKee) Bishop on December 22, 1951 in Mound City, IL. She preceded him in death on September 19, 2010. He was an engineer/draftsman who had worked for 25 years for the Duncan Foundry and 28 years in agriculture including farming and custom operating. Robert enjoyed calling Canadian Ducks and Geese, farming, he took pride in home and landscaping, and loved all animals. He is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Joe) Thyer of Bunker Hill, IL, son, Bob (Robin) Bishop of Bunker Hill, IL, grandchildren, Gina (Mike) Bassett of Bunker Hill, IL, Jennifer (Mark) Clary of Edwardsville, IL, David (Sherri) Bishop of Shipman, IL, Becky (J.J.) Wilkinson of Bunker Hill, IL, Dan (Jessie) Bishop of Davenport, IA, Eric Bishop of Murphysboro, IL, great-grandchildren, Davey, Mitch, Rylee, Jessica, Jacob, Emma, Makenna, Jackson, Olivia, Brady, Veronica, John, Jr., Brody, Blake, Hadley, David J, and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, brother, Glenn Bishop, brother, Russell Bishop, and sister, Ella Mae Bishop - Burns. Friends may call on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services are Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill, IL with Chaplain Randy Butler officiating. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, IL. Memorials are suggested to Leukemia Foundation or 5A Shelter of Alton, IL. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, IL is in charge of the arrangements.